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FG set to ban Consumption of ‘Ponmo’

FG set to ban Consumption of ‘Ponmo’

There are indications that Federal Government may have concluded plans to ban sale and consumption of hides and skins, popularly called Ponmo, which is a delicacy to many Nigerians. Akinwunmi Adesina the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, speaking on Tuesday at the 3rd joint anniversary of Animal Science Association of Nigeria, ASAN, and Nigeria Institute

Webb Calls for FIFA Restructuring

Jeffrey Webb, vice president of the Federation Internationale de Football Association, FIFA has expressed the need for an overhaul at the highest level to the systems of the association in order to give a fairer reflection of today’s global soccer landscape. The rebuilding Webb recommends include changes to how its governing executive committee is elected

Ebola: Kaduna Budgets N116m for Preventive Measures in Schools

Kaduna State Government on Tuesday said it has released N116m for the purchase of Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, detecting equipment in public schools. Ibrahim Ali, Commissioner for Education in the state, said this at the flag-off of training for 13,000 teachers on prevention of EVD ahead of the September 22 resumption date for primary and post primary

Basketmouth Floats Own Music Label

Bright Okpocha, ace comedian popularly called Basketmouth has opened a music label of his own. Although he is famously known for his rib-cracking comedies, Basketmouth had also shown passion for music, as he had once been a rapper. News started making the rounds in April 2014 that the top comedian was planning to set up

Ebola: Doctors Reject September 22 Schools’ Resumption Date

The Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, has rejected the directive given by the Federal Government that all primary and secondary schools resume on Monday September 22, 2014. Speaking through Olawunmi Layaki, NMA National Publicity Secretary, the association said they expect all schools to remain closed until December or early next year when all Ebola suspects under

‘Boko Haram’s Caliphate, a Declaration of War’- Omar

Abdulwahed Omar, President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Abdulwahed Omar, has said that the recent declaration of an Islamic Caliphate by Boko Haram must not be allowed. Omar said that the increasing spate of attacks by the insurgents amounted to an unacceptable declaration of a republic within a republic. He warned that ceding any part of the country

‘We killed over 100 Boko Haram fighters’ – Cameroon Officials

The Cameroonian government has claimed its soldiers killed “over 100″ Boko Haram fighters during an attempted movement by the fighters into its territory. The Cameroonian army has dealt “a severe setback” to Boko Haram, government spokesman, Issa Bakary said in a statement on Monday. According to the government statement, Boko Haram fighters fired two shells

Super Eagles Arrive Cape Town for Bafana Challenge

Reigning African champions, the Super Eagles, have landed in the rainbow city of Cape Town, South Africa, ahead of Wednesday’s all-important Nations Cup qualifier against Bafana Bafana. The team, made up of 21 players flew into Johannesburg from Lagos in a South Africa Airways plane. Among the 22 players that prosecuted the ill-fated game against

Liberia Faces huge Ebola surge – WHO

Ebola is spreading exponentially in Liberia, with thousands of new cases expected in the next three weeks, the World Health Organization, WHO, says. Conventional methods to control the outbreak were “not having an adequate impact”, the UN’s health agency added. At least 2,100 people have died of the virus in the West African states of

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